Citizen Scientists: Many Fukushima residents don’t trust the government’s reports of radiation levels because official communications during the crisis were confusing, irregular, and sometimes inaccurate. Citizen science groups have therefore started up to conduct their own radiation monitoring. Here, Azby Brown [left] and Joe Moross, volunteers with a group called Safecast, prepare for a drive into the evacuation zone. Their radiation detectors are strapped to their car, and the GPS-tagged data will be uploaded to online maps.
Photo: Eliza Strickland